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Case Conceptualization

Description of the Strategy

Case conceptualization is the process of utilizing the abundance of information learned about a client to develop hypotheses about the causal, maintaining, exacerbating, and mitigating variables that directly and indirectly influence clinical problems. A clinically useful case conceptualization includes two essential components. The first is basic information about presenting concerns (e.g., topographical description, frequency of occurrence, when they began) as well as details regarding the etiology and factors currently maintaining clinical problems. Based on this information, the second component is developed and includes information about the interventions thought to be most helpful for that particular client.

Case conceptualization does not exist as a specified strategy or technique with clear guidelines on effective implementation but instead is an activity that ...

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